USS CONSTITUTION CHIEF PETTY OFFICER (CPO) HERITAGE TRAINING

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REF/A/DOC/OPNAV DNS-C/18JUL2014//
POC/CHRISTOPHER WELCH/CMDCM/DNS-C/703-614-2262
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POC/NIA CLARK/YNCS/COORD/703-614-4402/NIA.CLARK(AT)NAVY.MIL//

RMKS/1. THIS NAVADMIN ANNOUNCES THE 2014 USS CONSTITUTION CPO HERITAGE 
TRAINING. USS CONSTITUTION, LOCATED IN BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, WILL HOST 
FISCAL YEAR 2014 CPO SELECTEES FROM 18-22 AUGUST AND 25-29 AUGUST 2014.

2. CPO SELECTEES WILL LIVE ABOARD "OLD IRONSIDES" FOR FIVE DAYS AND FOUR 
NIGHTS, WHERE THEY WILL BE IMMERSED IN MORE THAN 200 YEARS OF NAVAL HERITAGE 
WHILE LEARNING HOW TO SET THE SAILS, FIRE 19TH CENTURY GUNS, OPERATE HER 
CAPSTAN AND MAN HER GIGS. THE TRAINING WILL CULMINATE IN A THREE-HOUR 
UNDERWAY DEMONSTRATION IN BOSTON HARBOR TO INCLUDE A 21-GUN SALUTE OF FORT 
INDEPENDENCE.

3. DUE TO LIMITED SPACE AND OPERATIONAL CONCERNS, ONLY 140 CPO SELECTEES AND 
20 MENTOR CHIEFS ARE AUTHORIZED EACH WEEK. REQUEST FLEET AND FORCE MASTER 
CHIEFS PROVIDE NOMINATIONS TO THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS (OPNAV) COMMAND 
MASTER CHIEF AND THE CPO HERITAGE WEEK'S PARTICIPATION COORDINATOR IAW 
REFERENCE (A). MENTOR NOMINATIONS ARE DUE NOT LATER THAN (NLT) 04 AUGUST 
2014, RESERVE CPO SELECTEE NOMINATIONS ARE DUE NLT 05 AUGUST 2014, AND ACTIVE 
CPO SELECTEE NOMINATIONS ARE DUE 8 AUGUST 2014, OR AS SOON AS PRACTICAL AFTER 
RELEASE OF THE SELECTION BOARD RESULTS. ALL QUOTAS AND STAFFING ARE 
COORDINATED THROUGH OPNAV; DO NOT CONTACT USS CONSTITUTION DIRECTLY FOR 
QUOTAS OR BILLET CONFIRMATION.

4. ATTENDEE COSTS FOR THIS OPNAV AUTHORIZED, MISSION ESSENTIAL TRAINING EVENT 
ARE TO BE BORNE FROM ATTENDEE UNIT TRAINING FUNDS.
UNIT COMMANDING OFFICERS SHALL DETERMINE WHETHER CPO'S / CPO SELECTEES 
ASSIGNED TO THEIR UNIT SHOULD ATTEND, TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THE AVAILABILITY OF 
UNIT TRAINING FUNDS.

5. LOGISTICAL INFORMATION SUCH AS TRAVEL RECOMMENDATIONS AND UNIFORM 
REQUIREMENTS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON USS CONSTITUTION'S WEBSITE LOCATED AT 
HTTP://WWW.HISTORY.NAVY.MIL/USSCONSTITUTION/INDEX.HTML.

6. RELEASED BY VICE ADMIRAL S. H. SWIFT, DIRECTOR, NAVY STAFF.//

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